BASED on his performances, next month’s Breeders’ Crown is at Plymouth Chubb’s mercy.
Stretching his winning streak to eight by securing the Group One Redwood Classic in Maryborough just moments ago, Plymouth Chubb will return to the popular country venue for a heat of the futurity on November 11.
Unless the unimaginable happens, Plymouth Chubb will then contest the Final at Tabcorp Park Melton on November 20.
Beyond the Crown trainer Peter Manning has set his sights on December’s Vicbred Super Series with the son of Majestic Son.
“He’s got the Crown heats in a couple of weeks, then on to the Final,” Manning said.
“After that it is another couple of runs in the Sires’ which will see him out for the season.
“I don’t think there is anything for him in between, so looks like he’s only having four more starts this season.”
With Manning’s champion daughter Kerryn Manning holding the reins, Plymouth Chubb was given time to settle into his stride before being taken three-wide to test the leader, Courage Stride, from the ‘death seat’.
Showing a tremendous amount of intestinal fortitude, the trotter powered his way to a four-and-a-half metre win from Tough Love, with Courage Stride a head away third.
Rating 2:01.9 for the 2190-metre stand, Plymouth Chubb slashed an incredible 2.2 seconds from the race record.
“He’s a very nice horse,” Manning said. “He doesn’t show much on the training track and you wouldn’t think he is as good as he is.”